Wangaratta Jazz

“After a tough couple of years when the festival’s future was uncertain, things are now looking up for Wangaratta. The signs this year were all positive, with a boldly eclectic program, bigger crowds and an air of optimism among festival-goers – all of which augurs well for next year’s 30th anniversary.” Jessica Nicholas ‘The Age’ Read more

“There can be little doubt that the Festival has, over its near three-decade existence, helped shape the course of jazz in this country, whether via its commitment to showcasing ambitious new work by Australian composers, or staging large-scale performances beyond the scope of most jazz clubs and venues. Along the way, the Festival has delivered substantial audiences for this music and has nurtured several generations of Australian musicians via the National Jazz Awards.”  Des Cowley, ‘Australian Book Review’ Read more